Fortinet three member cluster

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Tonight I will be adding a third node to an existing Fortigate 3700D two node cluster.

Their information says it’s an easy job:

http://help.fortinet.com/fos50hlp/54/Content/FortiOS/fortigate-high-availability-52/HA_FGCP_more-than-two.htm

Usually all things Fortinet are as easy as they present, I’m cautiously hopeful this cutover will be also.

Well. Turns out they don’t react like a cluster because they aren’t clustered. All nodes as standalone.
Brilliant. Let’s verify:

node_1 (global) # get system ha status
Model: FortiGate-3700D
Mode: standalone
Group: 0
Debug: 0
ses_pickup: disable
number of vcluster: 0

Hmm… that mode doesn’t look right, on to number two

node_2 (global) # get system ha status
Model: FortiGate-3700D
Mode: standalone
Group: 0
Debug: 0
ses_pickup: disable
number of vcluster: 0

Yup. Not in a cluster. Back to the drawing board, as soon as I’m done drafting my findings and sending it in.
/me sighs